Link Pack 1.20.17

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“Connection is why we’re here”
2017 NAIS annual conference speaker Brené Brown’s apt TED talk reminds us that letting ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen, is excruciatingly difficult . . . and necessary in order to make  meaningful connections

Let it go
Mind/Shift’s Linda Flanagan shares how one teacher let go of control and embraced the notion that today’s students must have opportunities to drive their own learning

Cool tool: JeopardyLabs
A FREE web-based tool that allows you to create customized Jeopardy templates without using PowerPoint

Personalizing learning
4 good examples of personalized learning that help prepare our students to be productive, insightful, caring members of society

Engagement vs. compliance
8 different qualities that indicate students are engaged . . . not just compliant

Engagement wheel
From Engaging Teaching Tools . . . a simple self-assessment tool for teachers to check the engagement level of their students

Danger of silence
Slam poet and teacher Clint Smith’s short, timely message about finding the courage to speak up

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